Christmas Drive Thru and Walk Thru Lights

Places to see Magical Christmas Lights in the Greater Toronto Area including PROMO CODES

The Holidays are just around the corner, which means the return of Christmas trees, Christmas light displays and Christmas Drive Thru Events that have become a new tradition for the winter holidays and now you can explore multiple Christmas light themed Drive Thru events for all of December and even late November. Checkout our guide below to the Places to See Magical Christmas Lights in Greater Toronto Area.

Where to see Christmas Light Displays in the Greater Toronto Area near me

Drive Thru Christmas Light Displays and Experiences – see below for more details

  • Gift of Lights – Kitchener
  • Winter Festival of Lights – Niagara Falls
  • Canadian Tire Trail – North York – Closed
  • Safari Lights – Niagara Falls

Walk Thru Christmas Light Displays and Experiences – see below for more details

  • Light up the Hills Halton – Georgetown
  • Jingle Bell Rock – Kitchener
  • Lakeside Festival of Lights – Burlington
  • Holiday Nights of Lights – Scarborough
  • Glow Gardens – Toronto
  • Gage Park – Brampton

Map of Christmas Drive Thru Light Displays in the Greater Toronto Area: Walk Thru Christmas Light Displays and Drive Thru Holiday Displays

 Drive Thru Christmas Events and Experiences

Gift of Lights at Bingemans Kitchener:

Gift of Lights is a family-friendly drive thru holiday light display that features two tunnels, 300 animated and static light displays. Enjoy this experience from the comfort of your own vehicle and tune into the Gifts of Light Radio at 103.3FM. Upgrade your evening with the Cookie Package or Boston Pizza Package.

Continue the magic at the fully immersive Jingle Bell Rock; a walking wonder of giant light sculptures, musical animations and a truly breathtaking 40 foot twinkly tree centerpiece.

Date & Time: NOVEMBER 17, 2023 UNTIL JANUARY 6, 2024

Price: Admission is by the vehicle, and they offer discounts for online purchases

Gift of Lights offers 3 select days that you can walk through the experience: NOV 26, DEC 11, DEC 27, Jan 6 – $12.95 WALK ONLY DATES. All Proceeds go to Local Charities.

Venue: 425 Bingemans Centre DriveKitchener, Ontario, Canada N2B 3X7

Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls: Drive or Walk

The most enchanting of Niagara Falls attractions, Winter Festival of Lights is Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival. Experience the spectacular displays with millions of lights and larger than life displays across the tourism districts.

Date & Time: Capture the magic of the holiday season from NOV 12, 2022 – FEB 23, 2023

Price: Both the illumination of the Falls and the Festival’s illuminations occur nightly from 5:00pm to midnight. While there is no cost to view the illuminations, donations are gratefully accepted ($5 – $10 per car; coach bus’s $1 per passenger) with all proceeds used to enhance the lights and displays.

Venue: The vast majority of the Festival’s lights and displays are located along an 8km (5+ mile) stretch of the Niagara Parkway between Clifton Hill and Dufferin Islands. Additional illuminations are located within the Fallsview DistrictClifton Hill DistrictLundy’s Lane.

Photo Credit: Safari Niagara

Safari Lights Niagara

Make this holiday season a special one by driving through our dazzling holiday lights drive-thru adventure! There is snow-much to see! Immersive light tunnels, luminous motion lights, whimsical animal light displays you won’t see anywhere else!

Make this holiday season a special one by driving through our dazzling holiday lights drive-thru adventure! There is snow-much to see! Immersive light tunnels, luminous motion lights, whimsical animal light displays you won’t see anywhere else!

Date & Time:

Price: $19.95 plus HST until Nov 16th -> November 17 – December 14 and January 4 – 7 (Open Thursday to Sunday)

$24.95 plus HST until Nov 16th -> December 15 – January 1 (Open Monday – Sunday Closed December 24, 25, 31)

Venue: Safari Niagara – 2821 Stevensville Rd, Fort Erie, ON

Canadian Tire Trail – Pending 2023 info

Walk Thru Christmas Light Displays and Experiences

Christmas in the Park Orangeville

The Optimist Club of Orangeville has been bringing you Christmas in The Park for more than 30 years! It includes fantastic illuminated characters, millions of dazzling lights, music, entertainers of all sorts, hot drinks served by local scouts and churches, and many delightful community displays!

Dates: Runs 5:30pm – 10:00pm every evening in December.

Price: FREE – Donations are encouraged

Location: The Park at Kay Cee Gardens

Photo Credit: Casaloma

Holiday Lights Tour at Casaloma Castle

Each December experience the magic of the season at Casa Loma’s spectacular Holiday Lights Tour. Wander through a dazzling lighting display in the gardens and tunnels, all decorated for the festive season. Designed as a self-guided walk, guests stroll through the property’s grounds while enjoying the spectacular decorations, outdoor lighting displays and live performances.

Date & Time: December 2023 – January 2024

Price: TBA

Venue: Casaloma Castle

Walk Thru Christmas Light Displays

Gage Park – Brampton

Wander through Gage Park for the ultimate holiday light experience presented by Alectra. Enjoy magical light displays and over 145,000 sparkling LED lights, transforming the park into a winter wonderland.

Date & Time: Nov 17th – Dec 31st

Price: This walk through experience is FREE.

Venue: Gage Park in Downtown Brampton

Walk Thru Christmas Light Displays

Light up the Hills – Georgetown

Embracing the essence of Joy, the spirit of Giving & the season of Hope, by contributing to HALTON HILLS’ reputation as a friendly, family community. Enjoy a walk through the parks as they are illuminated by Christmas light displays at Light up the Hills.

Date & Time: Dec 1st – Jan 14th, 2023

Price: This walk through experience is FREE.

Venue: Georgetown: Located in the beautiful Dominion Gardens Park (135 Maple Avenue, Halton Hills, ON, Canada) , this is the site of the first Tree of Hope in 2008. The park comes alive with thousands of lights decorating both trees and lighting displays.

While your in Georgetown, check out Lambert’s Lights (Closed 2023). Checkout our Full Guide to Christmas Light House Displays.

Photo Credit: Burlington Festival of Lights

Burlington Lakeside Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights illuminates Burlington’s waterfront through December to early January each year. Thousands of local residents and visitors from across the region, and beyond, have made it a seasonal tradition to wander through the park with family and friends to view the themed displays. Tens of thousands more take in the attraction while driving along Lakeshore Road at the City’s waterfront throughout the holiday season. It represents a popular annual tradition in the community.

Come share your holiday spirits with family and friends while strolling through the magical lighting displays this year!

Date & Time: Running from November 24, 2023 to January 8, 2024 (4PM to Midnight daily extended hours (all day & night) on Christmas eve, Christmas Day, Orthodox Christmas, New Years Eve!)

Price: Free. 

Venue: You can enjoy the Festival of Lights by walking through Spencer Smith Park. If driving you can see most of the Festival lighting displays when you drive by on Lakeshore Road.

Winter Wonders at the Royal Botanical Gardens

Winter Wonders, a unique outdoor evening experience, guides visitors along Hendrie Park’s picturesque pathways adorned with charming festive lights, interactive installations and magical displays that tell the stories of unique winter wonders. Stroll through our breathtaking garden to the rhythm of festive music while indulging in the warm tastes and fragrances of the holiday season.  

After your walk, cozy up indoors and explore the Botanical Train installation and the warmly lit Mediterranean Garden, and pick up unique gifts from Shop at the Gardens. Timed tickets are required and space is limited.  

Date & Time: November 23 to January 7 (Thursdays to Sundays)*

Price: Adults $20 plus HST, Children $16 plus HST, Under 3 – FREE

Venue: Hendrie Park at Royal Botanical Gardens – Burlington

Photo Credit: Nights of Lights

Holiday Nights of Lights

Holiday Nights of Lights is an immersive walk-through experience like none other, featuring more than 1.5 million LED lights animated and synchronized to everyone’s favourite Holiday tunes. Back for the fourth year, the event will be bigger and brighter with new displays and interactive activities! Patrons will have the opportunity to experience walking through giant ornaments, animated tunnels, and much more. Upon exiting the light show, enter the Market – filled with delicious food trucks and artisan vendors – a nighttime hotspot all rolled into one distinct holiday tradition.

Join us for the this must-see interactive Holiday light show experience in the GTA. Whether you’re seeking a one of a kind festive experience with a striking lights display, a holiday market with dozens of themed instagrammable memories, a visit with Santa, or HOLLY JOLLY LUMBERJACK AXE THROWING – this unique shopping, entertainment, ​food & drink experience is unlike any other! 

Date & Time: Dec 1, 2023 – Jan 7, 2024
Thurs – Sun | 5pm – 11pm
Open Daily as of Dec 21 – Jan 7th | 5pm-11pm

Price: TBA
Please note the Mistletoe Lane is included with Nights of Lights tickets or can be purchased separately. Midway rides are an additional cost

Venue: Scarborough Town Centre, 500 Progress Ave



The acclaimed creators of Cavalia are delighted to invite you and a guest to celebrate the holidays at Illumi!  Enjoy festive touches throughout the largest light, sound, and multimedia show on the planet. At illumi – A Dazzling World of Lights, you will feel like you stepped straight into a storybook when you embark on a journey filled with snowmen, candy canes, reindeer, giant snowflakes and more!

As darkness falls, more than 20 million brilliant LED lights will transform the night sky, bringing to life 14 magical universes including The Land of Frost and The Infinite Poles, perfect opportunities for snapping holiday content. Plus you can discover a New Thematic Holiday Universe upon entering the site. As you explore illumi’s 600,000-square-foot lot, enjoy cozy treats, a red carpet, holiday tunes, and a magical walk under the stars, perfect to kick off the holiday season like never before!

Date & Time: Now until Jan 7th, 2024

Price: TBA

Location: 7174 Derrycrest Drive, Mississauga, L5W 0G5

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